A north-east MP who took an unfortunate tumble during the Scottish Cup final has said he has received some stick from Westminster and refereeing colleagues.
Douglas Ross, MP for Moray, was the assistant referee during Celtic’s 2-0 win against Motherwell at Hampden.
The MP told the Evening Express he made history on Saturday by becoming the first assistant referee to officiate in a second Scottish Cup final.
However, the Moray representative will be remembered for a separate incident in the 75th minute when he fell.
Mr Ross said: “I’ve watched it a couple of times now and it gets worse every time.
“My colleagues on the pitch were laughing over the communications, they didn’t really try to hide it.
“I’ve got WhatsApp groups with colleagues from Westminster and other officials and I think my phone was already filled with messages by the time I got back into the changing room.”